SHILLONG, June 13: A delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) South Shillong Mandal led by MLA Sanbor Shullai in a meeting with Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday requested the government for exemption of Meghalaya Town and Country Planning Act, 1972 from administered areas.
Speaking to reporters, after the meeting, Shullai said, “We laud the efforts of the government to bring exemption in the Autonomous area from the ambit of the Meghalaya Town and Country Planning Act, 1972.”
He said it is a proud moment that the present government has taken effective measures to redress the grievances of the public and avoid overlapping and parallel function of authorities.
He informed that in a recent tripartite meeting with the KHADC, Synjuk ki Nongsynshar Shnong ka Bri u Hynniewtrep (SNSBH), the government had in principle decided to exempt applicability of the Meghalaya Town and Country Planning Act, 1972 and its Building by-laws to area falling under the administration of the Autonomous District Council (ADC).
“The result of the meeting had resulted with the intention of the government to promulgate an ordinance, however what concerns our grievance is the apprehension that the administered area may be included within the ambit of the Meghalaya Town and Country Planning Act, 1972,” he said.
When asked, he said the Chief Minister has assured the delegation that the government will examine the matter with various departments so that necessary action can be taken.